About WIFS .

As the preeminent professional organization for women in the insurance and financial services industry, Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is dedicated to attracting capable women to the insurance and financial services sector, developing their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential.

WIFS plans programs and delivers benefits tailored to the needs of its membership of financial advisors, agents, representatives, managers, CPAs and attorneys. Members benefit from monthly educational webinars on a variety of business and professional development topics, mentor program and peer connection. More than three quarters of 1,100+ members have 10+ years of business experience and earn $75K or more annually. Over 20 regional chapters are active across the continental US and Alaska.

WIFS is fortunate for the support it receives from its Partners for Excellence; Ameritas, Guardian, Lincoln Financial Group, MetLife Premier Client Group, Mutual of Omaha New York Life, Penn Mutual and Prudential. Partner affiliated individuals enjoy 50% membership subsidy in conjunction with their company’s support.

Each year, WIFS hosts a national conference featuring personal and professional development workshops along with well known speakers. Conference is also an annual opportunity to recognize outstanding member contributions, personal success as well as to foster connection and sharing of best practices among members.

WIFS knows what businesswomen are discovering on a daily basis:

  • There’s a difference between hiring women and positioning them for success.
  • There’s a crucial need for resources, support and shared wisdom to offset feelings of isolation in the workplace.
  • Businesswomen thrive in collaborative environments that promote teamwork, mentoring and constructive feedback.

No other professional organization can bring you programming designed exclusively for women, by women. Thank you for considering becoming a member of the NYC Chapter of WIFS.

Our History (1936-Present).

The first recorded women's organization within the insurance industry was the Women Leaders Round Table, founded in 1936 with its membership based solely on production. It served as a recognition program, which met annually. Several years later, because so many of its members were qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Women Leaders Round Table was dissolved to become a conference of the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU).

Its primary purpose was to broaden the overall perspective of women agents. Within three years local chapters had formed providing training, support, and leadership development opportunities to WLUC members. Most importantly, a network had been formed of women helping each other develop into the best professional insurance agents they could be, regardless of company affiliation.
With the support of its members and corporate sponsors, a large portion of the existing leadership and chapters were phased into the new Women Life Underwriters Confederation.
By keeping the WLUC acronym and adding the tag line “Women in Insurance and Financial Services” it encompassed all women in the insurance and financial services industry. New emphasis was directed towards the four initiatives of individual membership, corporate membership, education, and public awareness.
In 2000 the WLUC acronym was replaced by the true acronym and WIFS – Women in Insurance & Financial Services moved forward with a renewed emphasis on the membership, education, and corporate and public initiatives.
WIFS continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To keep up with the growth, WIFS established new headquarters in Albany, NY. At a time when many industry associations saw their numbers fall, WIFS finds itself a path of growing member membership, new programming, innovative regional events, and greater member value.
With 30 local chapters and a true presence in the industry, the secret is out: WIFS is an Association on the rise, and the only place for the industry’s successful women to come together

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WIFS is committed to our mission to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services industry. Join the NYC Chapter today to gain access to our wonderful member benefits.

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